2013 Annual Conference
Sparks: Igniting New Ways of Leading, Thinking and Working
November 3-4, 2013
Every camper knows how important and powerful a single spark is. A single spark can ignite a great campfire where campers and staff can share stories, dreams, and secrets. A single spark lights the Shabbat candles. A single spark can provide the kind of experiences that campers will remember long after camp ends. With that image in mind, our 2013 Conference theme is Sparks: Igniting New Ways of Leading, Thinking and Working. Our goal is to deliver inspiring new ideas, provocative opinions, and challenges to the traditional ways we do business as leaders of Jewish camp. Join us to see what memorable experiences our sparks will ignite for you and your camp.
Who Should Attend?
Our conference is designed to meet the needs of executive and lay leaders as well as development professionals of our affiliated Jewish camps and partner organizations. Workshop content is devoted primarily to JCamp 180's core focus areas: Fundraising, Board Development, Strategic Planning, and Technology. And throughout the conference we encourage all attendee to take advantage of informal networking opportunities with new and old peers who share our passion for Jewish camp.
Conference Registration is Now Closed
We look forward to seeing everyone who registered in Springfield on November 3 and 4!
Thanks to the generosity of Harold Grinspoon, registration is free for all attendees.
New to the Conference in 2013
This year's Conference features five short "Spark" presentations that will inspire our participants to think differently about problems and opportunities. Stay tuned for the outstanding speakers we have lined up for the conference!
We hope these Sparks will inspire conversation within the conference and online. To facilitate conversation, please use our conference hashtag #JCampConf on Twitter and Facebook as you consider the ideas presented and how they might impact you and your camp. We will also offer opportunities for participants who do not use Social Media to get involved in the discussion.
Our conference will also feature more guest speakers than ever before. They will provide a fresh look at Fundraising, Board Development, Strategic Planning, and Technology. We are excited about the incredible expertise we have assembled to provide every conference attendee with new, useful content.
Pack Your Camp T-shirt
Yes, our conference is an opportunity for Jewish camp staff and lay leadership to learn new skills and bring innovative plans and ideas back to camp. But, this is camp after all, so don't forget to have some fun! Make sure you pack your Camp T-shirt when you travel to Springfield. Traditionally Monday is Camp T-shirt day at the conference, but feel free to wear your camp swag proudly throughout the weekend.
And speaking of fun. . .Grab your Camp t-shirt, recruit some willing partners, choose a favorite classic rock or folk song, and join us to experience "The Human Jukebox" on Sunday after dinner. Enjoy singing, dancing, laughing, and relaxing while we karaoke to a live guitar.
Once you register, make your travel plans to ensure your space. If you register for the new Sunday morning sessions or any of the post-conference training sessions on Monday afternoon, make your travel plans accordingly.
3rd Annual JCamp 180 Awards
The Annual JCamp 180 Awards honor those that have demonstrated outstanding achievements over the past year in the field of Jewish camp. This year's winners will be announced following dinner on Sunday, November 3. You can find last year's award winners on our website